Playbill for Fratricide Punished or Hamlet Prince of Denmark, directed by William Poel and performed in August 1924 with Esme Percy as Hamlet. Fratricide Punished is explained as a Continental version of Hamlet contemporary to Shakespeare's tragedy...
Program for Ben Jonson's "The Alchemist," directed by William Poel and presented by the Elizabethan Stage Society at the Imperial Theatre attached to the Royal Aquarium. The program contains the names of the 1902 cast and the casts from earlier...
Jesus Christ Iconography; Mercers' Company (London, England); Stone carving
Pages appear to be torn from a book. The article discusses the archeological find of an early Renaissance figure of Christ in Mercers' Chapel in London and speculates about its historical significance.
Booth writes from Geneva to inform Miller, his manager, when he will arrive in London and asks him to take care of his personal articles and finding lodgings. The second and fourth pages of the letter are blank.
Thomas Moore writes from Sloperton Cottage, Devizes in Wiltshire to Sarah Siddons saying he hopes to see her at the Salisbury Music meeting. He expresses his regard for the "ballads" sent to him. The letter contains notations by a second hand. ...
L. Macdonald writes a poem from Edinburgh to Mrs. Sarah Siddons extolling her abilities, virtues, and charms. L. Macdonald may be Lawrence Macdonald, a Scottish sculptor. The letter is torn and held together by tape.
Mrs. Henry Siddons, daughter-in-law of Sarah Siddons, writes her daughter a family letter mentioning a package from India, Willie's birthday, Arthur's trip to India, and other matters. The letter contains notations by a second hand.
Anna Jameson writes from Brighton to Miss Cecilia Siddons, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Siddons that she hoped to write a biography on Mrs. Siddons but is delayed because of the poet Thomas Campbell. Page 4 is also a self-cover with a seal.
Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Poetry; Letters
J. P. Kemble writes an unnamed correspondent thanking him for his comments on Shakespeare and expresses his hope of calling on him when he passes "through York" on his way to visit the Earl of Aberdeen.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Lauder, Thomas Dick, Sir, 1784-1848; America; Wages; Travel; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
Charles Kean writes Sir Thomas from Horndean about his forthcoming trip to America and the prospect of bring in income. Sir Thomas probably refers to Sir Thomas Lauder. The letter contains an embossing.
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Travel; Letters; Embossing (Printing)
C. Kean writes an unnamed correspondent saying that he is off to Paris and that he has enclosed an item that he found while destroying old papers and letters. C. Kean refers to Charles Kean. The letter contains an embossing. The letter contains...
Exhibitions; Gout; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Letters; Signatures (Writing); Tickets
In a letter, Kean tells Mr. Russell that he has procured tickets for himself and his family. Kean goes on to relate his two month period of gout, and how the gout has affected his theater performance and daily activities. He ends with an invitation...
Embossing (Printing); Families; Hotels; Invitation; Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868; Kean, Ellen, 1805-1880; Letterheads; Letters; Signatures (Writing)
Kean extends an invitation to Mrs. Wyndham and her husband to meet with him and his family. At top of letter is an embossing. Letter contains notations by a second hand. Handwritten in pencil on back is "#2916."
In a letter, Kean gives the rights to the play "Louis XI" for a Mr. Irving to perform for five years. The letter is addressed to a Mrs. Bateman, wife of theatre manager Hezekiah Linthicum Bateman. Mrs. Bateman became a theatre manager after her...